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Path through Paraguay

By Katherine Dvorak

As a child growing up in a small village in western Paraguay called Santa Rosa, Cheralyn Hendrix, M.D., recalls standing by her father’s side as he sewed up a gash from an ax wound on the palm of a 12-year-old boy’s hand, and spending mornings and afternoons with her mother as she provided aid to the community of 150 people. Read more

From Pitch to Patients

By Katherine Dvorak

Robbie Russell walked onto the soccer pitch to the thunderous sound of 80,000 voices singing: “Die meister [the masterful], die besten [the best], les grandes equipes [the great teams], the champions.”

That was 13 years ago, and Russell was a right back playing for Norwegian professional soccer club Rosenborg BK. It was one of his first matches in the Champions League, an elite European soccer tournament.

“To this day, hearing that song gives me goosebumps,” he says.

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Championing an End to Organ Trafficking

By Thomas Kohout

On an evening last summer, Francis L. Delmonico, M.D. ’71, and his wife, Janice, attended a fundraising dinner at the tony Beacon Hill residence of Martin Walsh, the mayor of Boston. With Mayor Walsh and the Delmonicos that night was Monsignor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Seated at their table was Jack Connors, CEO of the Board of Trustees for the Partners Complex of the Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. Looking out at the tables surrounding them, the Delmonicos saw a room packed to capacity with Boston’s social elite. Read more

The Winding Road to PHARMA

By Katherine Dvorak | Photograph by James Prisching

A straight line might be the shortest route between two points, but it’s not always the most desirable course. For J. Carl Craft, M.D. ’72, a more direct path might have led him far afield from his ultimate career, and the world of pharmaceutical research would have been far poorer as a result. Read more